In this sense, it is necessary to get moments for multi-stakeholder dialogue such as the European Integration Forum (EIF). This meeting provides representatives of civil society with the opportunity "to express their views on the issues of integration of migrants and to discuss current issues and future priorities with the representatives of European Institutions".
In 2011, the theme of the European Integration Forum which Eunomad attended was about "The commitment of the countries of origin in the integration process." The presentation of Eunomad highlighted the involvement of countries of origin in the integration process (read). This year, the 7th conference of the Forum, which takes place from 31srt to 1 June 2012, focuses on the "Right to family reunification of third country nationals living in the EU". It will be an opportunity to tackle the results of the "public consultation on family reunification" carried out by the EU from November 2011 to March 2012 (see previous article on this topic here).
The Eunomad Network, represented by the President of the network Ronald Lucardie, will participate in this important debate forming a part of the factors of integration of migrants. At this occasion he will submit the European report of the network which reports on the state of affairs of migration, development and integration in 2011.
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